Where the Magic Happens

Hello my friends –

I’ve been receiving messages from many of you, checking up on me.  Why haven’t I written a blog in a while?  Am I okay?

Thanks for your curiosity – and thank you for letting me know I was missed!  When you write a posting and it rolls out to your audience via its various channels, you never know if people delete it without reading or if they overlook it completely.  I needed a mental time-out while I juggled a few balls with utter abandon.

And yes, I’m fine – albeit it’s been a crazy busy summer, all of my own making.  We’ve been remodeling the office, a gut-to-the-studs job we had to spend almost every waking hour on as we stayed one step ahead (sometimes on tip-toes) of the rain, and then of the flooring guys.  Here’s a picture of what my corner of the office looks like now (completed with a pink-tongued member of my personal staff).

Yes, this is where the magic will happen going forward.  I now have room to spread out.  Pirate and I won’t back our chairs into each other.  Best of all, with the new wood floors, I can roll my chair!  I’m not sure why that thrills me so much, but it does.

Other busyness has captured my attention as well.  I edited the you-know-what out of the final novel in the Flynn’s Crossing series, sent it out for beta reading and proofing, made the (minor, since I’d been through it about 157 times) changes, and released it last week.  A year and more in the making.  Whew!

I also took up a form of Tai Chi called Tong Bei.  It’s not the gentle movements you see practiced by folks with more gray hair than me in the park.  It’s a warrior style, and by the time I’m halfway through a drill, my hair is dripping.  And I LOVE it!  I haven’t had this much fun exercising in years!

What comes next?  More blogs once more.  I find that I again have something to share, things to say, and questions to ponder in this virtual forum.

On the fiction side, I have three separate ideas for new series(es), each with Portland roots but incorporating the increasing amount of worldwide travel Pirate and I are doing.  Stay tuned for more about that – and more about what I’m finding in my family tree – and what I’m learning about freelancing and book and business coaching as those parts of my professional life continue to grow organically.

I hope you’re all well – please comment below and let me know how your summer’s been!

Best – Yvonne

2 Comments

  • Madeline Hess Olson

    August 25, 2018

    Hi, Yvonne! LOVE the new office! I’m constantly astounded by everything you manage to accomplish, with the same 24 hours the rest of us have!

    Congratulations on publishing your final Flynn’s Crossing novel. What a creative and wonderful journey this series has been!

    Happy travels, and best wishes for your next series!
    Hugs,
    Madeline

    • Yvonne Kohano

      August 25, 2018

      Energizer Bunny, Madeline! Some days, though, my batteries do wear out! 🙂 Hugs – Yvonne